An Unheard of Offer! Free Property!

An opportunity has just been announced by the Sellers of the Market Street Inn, a Select Registry Inn located in Taylorville, Illinois…the Land of Lincoln!  Located just a few miles from Springfield, the Capital of Illinois, and blessed with corporate as … Continue reading

Viability…a Juxtaposition of Location Viewpoints

At all of our Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars and Workshops, most attendees have viability as a relevant part of the profile of the Inn they are looking to purchase, especially if their intention is to leave the security of corporate paychecks.  The … Continue reading

A Hospitality Lesson for Me…from a Hot Air Balloon!

I have to begin by explaining that Marilyn and I are in Tuscany, the beautiful region of Italy known for its wine and olive oils…and, as we discovered today, its hospitality. Preparing for Takeoff We took a hot air balloon … Continue reading

Giving Back …and Opening my Eyes to the Needs of my Neighbors

They slept outside in sub-freezing temperatures all night to stay in line.  Hundreds of people…not for tickets to a Lady Gaga performance or a playoff Oriole game.  But for FREE dental help.  People without insurance…people crying in pain.  My neighbors. … Continue reading

Maryland, Class of 2013…Guinea Pigs for The B&B Team!

The B&B Team®, Bushnell & Bushnell Services, tried something new this past Saturday as 18 Aspiring Innkeepers tested the new one-day format that The B&B Team® has added to their seminar and workshop schedule for 2013.  This workshop was conducted … Continue reading

Buying or Starting a B&B? A New Opportunity for Aspiring Innkeepers!

The B&B Team® is trying something NEW in 2013! Starting in January, our Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar opportunities will also include several 1-day Workshops! These Workshops will cover all the pertinent information necessary for decision-making if you have always dreamed of … Continue reading

A Recipe Most B&B’s Won’t Use!

As the “friendly” inspector for the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association, I have the good fortune of visiting the member inns in the state to conduct the inspections required for membership.  The MBBA uses a third-party service for this purpose. … Continue reading

Chinese Checkers, Starbucks and B & B’s: a winning strategy

I like to play Chinese Checkers with my 6 year old grandson, Brody.  That’s the game where you move your marbles across the board and try to be the first one to get them into the spaces on the other … Continue reading